(The Hosting News) – Google has created a new team of security researchers with the goal of making the Internet safer by reducing the number of people harmed during zero-day attacks.
The new security team, Project Zero, is a team of highly skilled, full-time researchers that works toward locating and reporting large numbers of security threats.
“You should be able to use the web without fear that a criminal or state-sponsored actor is exploiting software bugs to infect your computer, steal secrets or monitor your communications,” says Google “Researcher Herder” Chris Evans via blog post. “We think more can be done to tackle this problem.”
Evans notes that Project Zero isn’t restricted to finding vulnerabilities in only Google products. The team will work to discover bugs in other software that is widely used, paying attention to “techniques, targets and motivations of attackers.”
The information found will be stored in an external database where the vendors of the compromised software will be notified. Once a patch is made available, the team will release the information to the public, allowing users to discuss the vulnerability and see how long it took the vendor to patch the bug.
Google is currently looking for researchers for Project Zero, though they did not offer information on how to apply.